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Barrel of blessed water on Epiphany day, Bethlehem, Palestine, c.1934-1939

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posted on 30.01.2020 by Freja Howat-Maxted, Leila Sansour, Jacob Norris
This is a digital reproduction of an image held at the Library of Congress.

The photograph shows the interior of the Church of Nativity and the barrel of blessed water on Epiphany day. Both Catholics and Protestants celebrate the Epiphany, whilst traditions vary from religion to religion. It is one of the oldest Christian feasts, dating back before the establishment of the Christmas holiday.

This image exists as part of the Nativity Church collection within the Library of Congress project of the Planet Bethlehem Archive.

History

Creator

American Colony (Jerusalem). Photo Dept. Photographer

Contributors

American Colony (Jerusalem), Library of Congress

Date

c.1934-1939

Type

1 negative : glass, dry plate ; 5 x 7 in.

Source

Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA, Prints & Photographs Division, reproduction number:LC-DIG-matpc-04155 (digital file from original photo)

Spatial

31.7043034,35.2053455

Spatial Relation

The Church of the Nativity

Identifier

pb_lc_nch_c19340000-0021aa.tiff

Rights

Library of Congress. No known restrictions on publication.

Licence

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